WRITINGS ON DANCE #25 LAUNCH
01 Aug 2012
Dancehouse is proud to host the launch of the winter issue #25 of Writings on Dance. Satisfyin' Lover by Steve Paxton, which inspired this issue, will be performed on this occasion, followed by drinks in the Foyer.
Wednesday 8 August
The contents of this issue have arisen from and supplement the four events in the Falling Behind performance series held at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies (IPCS) in 2009. The four events staged encounters between audiences and artists working broadly in the mode of dance.
The performance series aimed to present different opportunities for sensuously apprehending as much as understanding 'the other'. At the same time the venue was used to cut across the more conventional codes of performance and its reception – using the different spatial and interdisciplinary possibilities of the IPCS for their transformative potential. Further to this we were also interested in what happens before and around events – the 'pre-movement' and the poetics and politics of setting up.
All the events were oriented towards allowing human matter to be perceived as such: if we regard all events as already intelligible … one watches, responds, dances, whatever it is, with the event, which is different to an understanding of the event.
Dance holds language back so that potentially other values can be recognised.*
This issue of Writings on Dance attempts to re-word these events.
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When: Wednesday 8 August
Where: Upstairs Studio, Dancehouse
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